Weekend Picks – Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Taste of Aloha
Uncle Clay's all-natural shave ice is on the house at the House of Pure Aloha's grand opening. Enjoy a lion dance, shave ice eating contest (can you feel the brain freeze?), and sample HOPA's delish strawberry, creamy waialua milk chocolate, kona coffee, lychee, and li hing flavors for free.
When: Today. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: House of Pure Aloha, Aina Haina Shopping Center.

The Shows Must Go On
What: A
little song and  a little dance has  a lot of impact in two performances tonight. Cherry Blossom Cabaret’s musical mash-up of Romeo & Juliet, Femme Capulet, is making its debut. Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre brings back one of its most ambitious shows, Destiny, which was originally in rehearsal when terrorists attacked the twin towers on Sept. 11.
When: Femme Capulet is tonight, next Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. Destiny is 8 p.m. tonight, 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Where: The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. Destiny is at Hawaii Theatre, 130 Bethel St.
Details: Purchase $25 tickets to Femme Capulet here or call 1.800.838.3006. Destiny tickets are $25-$65 through the Hawaii Theatre, 808.528.0506.

Biting Commentary
Skip the murders, scandals, and bad sex scenes of summer reruns for a debut that's eternally in good taste. Honolulu Magazine's John Heckathorne's new show, Biting Commentary, hits the air. You'll want to see what he cooked up with Alan Wong and why the award-winning chef  deemed the noted gourmet "Hack-a-thorn".
When: Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: KGMB
Details: Read Heckathorne's account of the first filming right now in his blog.

Lei ChicAnticipate
Coming to a Store Near You
Mark your calendars and plan your budgets now for these upcoming launches.
Next month-Yoga wear and accessories boutique Lily Lotus and affordable fashion boutique Mahina both open in Kailua.
November-Diane Von Furstenberg's first Hawaii store opens in Ala Moana Center.
This Fall- Strappy sandal master Jimmy Choo will reissue 15 of his favorite designs in honor of the company's 15th birthday.

Tamara Catz, 83 Hana Hwy., Paia, Maui
Deal: Up to 70 percent off samples.
When: Today, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Who: Persimmon Boutique, Queens Marketplace, Waikoloa, Big Island.
Deal: Utter “Who’s Your Daddy” and get 30 percent off your entire purchase.
When: Today, 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Who: Organik, www.organikclothing.com
Deal: 25 percent off everything with code DAD25.
When: Until Sunday.

Lei ChicWho: Calypso St. Barth, Calypsosstbarth.com
Deal: An extra 50 percent off deeply discounted samples (like this butterfly sleeve blouse that would go for $50) with code SUMMERSALE.
When: Now until samples run out.

Who: Super Citizen, 22 S. Pauahi St.
Deal: Join the new loyalty program. You’ll get a stamp for every $25 spent. Once you gain 10 stamps, you’ll receive $20 off your next purchase or a $20 gift certificate.
When: Pick a card up now.

Who: Piperlime, www.piperlime.com
Deal: Score 50 percent off designer shoes, clothes, and bags. As always, shipping and returns are free.
When: Ongoing.
Also: While you’re shopping, check out sales on sister sites Banana Republic (extra 30 percent off with BRTAKE30), Gap (25 percent off with GAPSALE), and Old Navy. If your order from all three combined hits $50, shipping is free.